Premier League: Fulham v Cardiff City match preview

A
look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage

Martin Jol’s side began the season with a confident 1-0 win against bottom of the table Sunderland, but have unfortunately failed to maintain this winning form since, having picked up just one point in their other four games. But after a 2-1 mid-week win against Everton in the Capital one Cup, things look on the up.

Cardiff City have had a turbulent introduction to the Premier League losing their first game to West Ham, but then going on and pulling off a tremendous home performance against Manuel Pellegrini’s formidable Manchester City squad, resulting in a 3-2 win to the newcomers.

Malky Mackay’s men find themselves one point ahead of their opposition leading up to Saturday’s fixture and will be yearning for a win, hoping to distance themselves from the ever approaching relegation zone. Fulham find themselves currently third from bottom and are in desperate need of a win and those precious three points, which should enable them to climb out of the bottom three.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm.

PAST THREE MEETINGS:

Cardiff 1 (Eckhardt) – Fulham 2 (Salako, Morgan), League Cup, August 1998.

Fulham 2 (Beardsley, Lehmann) – Cardiff 1 (Williams), League Cup, August 1998.

Fulham 1 (Eckhardt OG) – Cardiff 4 (Fowler, White 2, Haworth), League Division 3, January 1997.

STATS:

The two sides have faced one another in 47 league fixtures, with 20 wins each and 7 draws.

Fulham and Cardiff have never met in the Premier League.

Fulham have gone 4 games without a win, or a clean sheet.

ODDS:

Fulham to win: 2.14

Draw: 3.45

Cardiff to win: 4

TV: Highlights on Saturday 28 September, BBC One, 22:30-23:55.

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